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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina ~ 20 MAY 2014
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

Shaw Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW). It is also home to Headquarters, Ninth Air Force (9 AF) and Headquarters, United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF). The mission of the 20 FW is to provide, project, and sustain combat-ready air forces. It is the Air Force's largest combat F-16 wing.

Today's 20th Fighter Wing can trace its lineage to 28 July 1947, when the 20th Fighter Wing, began at Shaw Field, South Carolina, as a Ninth Air Force unit. Components of the new fighter wing included the 20th Maintenance and Supply Group, the 20th Airdrome Group, and the 20th Station Medical Group (later Tactical Hospital).

 The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

The Fighting Falcon is a dogfighter with numerous innovations including a frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-forces, and reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot.

It was also the first fighter aircraft deliberately built to sustain 9-g turns. It has a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one, providing enough power to climb and accelerate vertically – if necessary.

Read More About Shaw Air Force Base And The History Of The 20th Fighter Wing HERE!

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We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 05/19/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: All

3 posted on 05/19/2014 6:00:35 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi Everybody!
((((HUGS))))


4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:06:24 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...Tuesday has to be better than today. I wish it was over, but it’s not. d:o)


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:15:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:19:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...Monday always SUCKS!


10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:20:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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LOL! Love it! You too!


11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you sally forth today? Nice weather? Feeling better, I hope.

It’s getting windy here. We already have a Red Flag Warning.

We need rain. Someone mentioned maybe next Monday.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Great thread, Lauren!

Hope you had a good weekend!


13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:22:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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awwww...RIB-IT! lol


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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~ Road Trip: Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina! ~

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15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:26:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

I was stationed there. Bump.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:30:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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~ Hi Kathy! Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

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17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy!
((((HUGS)))

I already chimed in earlier, but wanted to greet you personally with a hug!

Foot’s feeling a little better.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...HOW IS YOUR FOOT???

Been thinking of you, and Lynn-Dah not wanting to leave you for a walk. Did you have to bubble wrap and packing tape it today?


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

I did indeed Sally Forth this morning - a productive day at the Office - smooth commutes in both directions.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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